easily turn to your opposite side
face the doorway to be heard better
suitable for regular or electric bed
quick and effortless
Need to be turned frequently at night?
Are you tall? Are you heavy?
Is your carer slight or short?
Is roller sheet or your method fiddly?
Taking too much time makes it hard to get back to sleep?
Don't like your back to the door?
Travelling and in a strange bed?
Didn't bring your equipment?
instructions to give your carer
1. Bedding should be
loose – not tucked in
4. Pull both legs to dangle over the side
NB Modify steps to suit. E.g. If using VPAP,
move it to reach the new position
2. If bed is electric, lower to safe working height
3. Lower head and foot
of bed until flat
5. Pivot* to a sitting
How to be Turned, by Deborah Robins, is
licensed under a Creative Commons
4.0 International License. 2015.
NB Not to be construed as medical advice
6. Throw pillow from the
head of the bed to
the foot of the bed
7. Pivot upper body to the bottom of the bed
9. Kneel* on bed - flip
bottom up and over a couple of inches
8. Pick up legs and
place back on the
10. Replace loose
* Carefully position feet, knees etc. Follow safe lifting practices.